SZ1191 : Groyne and pier, Boscombe

taken 7 years ago, near to Boscombe, Bournemouth, Great Britain

Groyne and pier, Boscombe
Groyne and pier, Boscombe
The tide is receding leaving the more of the groyne exposed. In the background is Boscombe Pier.

The original Boscombe Pier was built in 1888 by a private company, but was sold to the Bournemouth Corporation in 1903. The pier head was added in 1926. It was requisitioned in 1940 and as a precaution against use by invading forces, a section was demolished. By the mid 1950s it was a rusting skeleton. The new pier was opened on 6 June 1962. A council survey in 2003 showed overwhelming support for the pierís regeneration, and Grade II listing ensured that its character was kept intact.
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 20 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Boundary, Barrier 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 1135 9109 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:43.1597N 1:50.4352W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 1136 9110
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Beach  Groyne  Pier 

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